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Security Response to CAN-2004-0885: Audit Warns of Possible mod_proxy Vulnerability (1555)


A security software audit warns that an ESX Server machine may have the security vulnerability described at:

How can I protect the server? Does VMware have a fix for this?


This vulnerability is exploitable if mod_proxy is in use. Because the management interface does not use this proxy (it is not enabled in httpd.conf), ESX Server 2.x is not exposed to this vulnerability. VMware recommends that you do not enable mod_proxy on an ESX Server machine.

ESX Server 2.5 updates the mod_ssl library to Version 2.8.20 so that CAN-2004-0885 should not be identified as a vulnerability by a standard security scan. VMware also provides the same update to mod_ssl for ESX 2.1.x, 2.0.x and 1.5.2 in the following security updates:


1555; urlz; alertz

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